Marriage, Past and Present: A Debate Between Robert Briffault and Bronislaw Malinowski (Classic Reprint)

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The six chapters which make up the present volume were delivered as a series of broadcasts over the British Broadcasting Corporation. They were simultaneously published in the official journal of the B.B.C., The Listener (London) in the six weekly issues beginning on 7 January 1931 and terminating with the issue of 11 February 1931. The talks are reprinted here for the first time. Two words which in their English context are quite inoffensive have been changed to their acceptable American forms. One of the same words has been dropped because of redundancy. These changes were made in chapter four. For the rest, the chapters stand exactly as they were printed in The Listener, to which journal thanks are due for having made them available.

The text is reprinted here through the courtesy of the editor of The Listener and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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